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DOA 2017 registration Is Now Open!!!

November 3 - November 4 2017


Friday November 3rd:

DOA will be invading Dean Guitars HQ in Tampa, FL for a day of tours, workshops, DOA Q&A and the like. Start time TBA (During the day)

Quaker Steak Jam details coming soon

Saturday November 4th:

DOA will convene at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, FL for Hard Rock Tampa event.

More Details coming soon!

We have streamlined the registration process, so as to minimize the usage of brain power by Jim (as there is so little of it left). While he will still be keeping the official registration roster, the process itself is now available in an online form at: Register.

To register, at no cost, simply go to the web page. Enter your DOA Number and a few other pieces of information necessary to complete the process. There *is* a math quiz at the end, so you might want to brush up on those finger-counting skills ahead of time.

If you don't know or can't remember your DOA Number (yes….some people actually forget it), send an email to Wayne / The membership wizard can look it up, make sure you are who you say you are through a simple retina scan, and reply back with your digits.

If you are under 18 years old and wish to register for the event, you will need to be accompanied by a parent / legal guardian. The registration process will ask you for that additional information, and you'll need to add it. You won't have to wear an "I AM UNDER 18" t-shirt or funny hat at the event, but we do have to abide by the rules of accompaniment.


Even if you are in the Greater Tampa/Clearwater/St. Pete Metropolitan Area, you might consider staying at the hotel. For starters, it's just more fun to hang with a band of miscreants, malcontents, ne'er-do-wells and neanderthals. Additionally, it could be easier on you and your budget, should there be drinking involved (nudge nudge wink wink and Bob's your uncle). To answer the question of "has this group been known to indulge in the past?"……ummmm, yeah.

To reserve your hotel room (do it fast, we currently have only 15 rooms in the block this year!).
Call the Comfort Suites in Tampa (only a 1/2 mile from Dean HQ) at 813-880-8938 and mention you are in the DOA17 Group. We have a room rate of $85 plus tax per night.

Once you've completed the Registration Process, you will get an email containing your provided details. Check everything over for accuracy. Should it be necessary to fix something, you can edit your registration. Not that Jim doesn't LOVE to get email after email of changes to be made to the list (and you know damned good and well who you are…..), but this does again preserve that precious little remaining mental capacity of his.

Yes, the dreaded Bailure is also an automated process. There's no shame in it, as it does help us have the oh-so-important ballpark headcount.

We're working very hard to make this one of the best DOA Events ever to grace the mid-west Florida coastal region. Don't miss out on this amazing event.